My endocrinologist (who I was seeing for my autoimmune hypothyroidism) who is retiring next month has written to my GP recommending that I go on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. However, my GP is ignoring the letter. My fasting glucose test was taken at the GP surgery, my GP telephoned me to advise that I was pre-diabetic and this was probably because I either had a poor diet or it was hereditary! I explained that I was a Chef and eat very healtily and there is no history of diabetes from either of my Parents or their respective families. She finished the conversation by saying "you may get type 2 diabetes, you may carry on with pre-diabetes or it may reverse - there is no way of telling, just watch your diet - bye".
By the way, my GP has never met me, she only does telephone appointments (obviously, hopefully, she would see me in an emergency)
I will probably telephone her to remind her about the endocrinologists recommendation but I am trying to keep a low profile at the moment as she tried to stop my B12 prescription last month, I also have Pernicious Anemia and self inject once per week, I managed to get it reinstated but only on a temporary basis.
So before I telephone can anyone tell me if they have been on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and how are you getting on with it?